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Old 07-15-21, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Leg shaving and hair removal is a feminine trait...There is really no good reason for a man to shave his legs
And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
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Old 07-15-21, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Leg shaving and hair removal is a feminine trait...There is really no good reason for a man to shave his legs
Chicks dig it.
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Old 07-15-21, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
An insecure someone.

BTW…My LIFEPROOF phone case in pink. Does that say anything about my masculinity?
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Old 07-15-21, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Five pages! Up next from the "new" member- Question about Chain Lube.
Or underwear under shorts, yes or no, with a poll.
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Old 07-15-21, 04:06 PM
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Toxic masculinity is a helluva drug.
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Old 07-15-21, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
"y'alls" is not a thing anywhere. "Y'all" is plural, so adding an 's' at the end is incorrect, unless you insert an apostrophe to indicate the possessive. ("Y'all's")
In proper southern Y’all is constrained to less than three people, if addressing a group “All Y’All” is proper.. :>0
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Old 07-15-21, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
*stocks up on quarters*




Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
....or simply because you think it makes your legs look pretty.... I mean, OK I guess.
This is basically it for me. If I'm 100% honest, I don't do it for the aero gains, massages, road rash risk, etc. I do it because I think it looks boss on the bike!
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Old 07-15-21, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul_Smit View Post
...About leg shaving...
Who needs to shave...

My first experience with hairless legs was in the 70's as a young 20 year old GI. I was ridding with some senior cyclists. They were old Italians, 50 or older, who had been part of the local "Liotto Cycling Group" but were no longer competing. Even at 20 it was hard for me to keep up with those guys. We had paused from a mid day ride on a mountain side north of Vicenza Italy. All the cyclists in the group were waiting for the down hill road to dry out little before proceeding. The wait was long as no one dared negotiate slick wet hairpin turns on a down run.

While we were waiting a few of the guys pulled out thier zippos and used the flame to burn off thier leg hairs. They were specific in the areas they burned the hair off. You could see old road burn scars in some of the areas. Mostly it was hips, knees, thighs, outer arms and such. It was odd as they continued to have normal length hair in other areas. They were amused at my startled observations.

So take it from the old guys. Clean skin on a wet, slick, downhill run, might be a good idea. And road burn is a bugger hair or no hair...
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Old 07-15-21, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
I just watched the Specialized video. They say shaving saves 50-80 seconds on a 40km TT and is like going from a round tube frame to a Venge.

Is that trivial? How is that not faster? Is it enough to warrant the hassle?
Yes. It isn't. No
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Old 07-15-21, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tempocyclist View Post


This is basically it for me. If I'm 100% honest, I don't do it for the aero gains, massages, road rash risk, etc. I do it because I think it looks boss on the bike!
Honesty. I love it and respect the decision.
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Old 07-15-21, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
I love it. It's the gift that keeps on giving. My guess is this goes on for at least 3-4 more pages.
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Old 07-15-21, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
I'm not quite sure. I have a daughter in Texas, and her in-laws are Texans. My other daughter married a Texan.

I think that 'Y'all' is singular. The plural is "all y'all". YMMV
Same same on the daughter and in-laws. But I also lived in Texas for 18 months, inadvertently and unfortunately, but based on that experience I claim to be more Texan.

Y'all means all of you, in a nice way. If talking to 5 people, "y'all" could mean anywhere from 2 to 5.

All ya'll means each and every ******g one of you, no exceptions, are in deep ****. Even you, standing in the back thinking I mean the others, YOU TOO. In fact, especially you.
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Old 07-15-21, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Same same on the daughter and in-laws. But I also lived in Texas for 18 months, inadvertently and unfortunately, but based on that experience I claim to be more Texan.

Y'all means all of you, in a nice way. If talking to 5 people, "y'all" could mean anywhere from 2 to 5.

All ya'll means each and every ******g one of you, no exceptions, are in deep ****. Even you, standing in the back thinking I mean the others, YOU TOO. In fact, especially you.
Good stuff. "Yall's" is also acceptable as in "is this yall's Natty Lite?" And like you said "All Y'all" tends to have a bit of a forceful tone about it.
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Old 07-15-21, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Toxic masculinity is a helluva drug.
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Old 07-15-21, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
When I was hospitalized for three days back in November I was on constant heart monitoring. They used industrial strength patches. The large, round ones. Talk about painful to remove. Left some spots on the chest hairless. Definitely thought of that film scene.
I was in the hospital back in January for an infection. I had pretty much the same experience. I can't remember why, but I actually had two sets of heart monitoring patches. Taking them off wasn't fun, but it included leaving them on until I came home and then using my beard trimmer without a guard to try to cut some of the hair and have a less painful removal process. Finally got all the pads off but the glue residue lasted for a few more days. I told the nurses that the next time I go to the hospital I'm shaving my chest first.
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Old 07-15-21, 08:35 PM
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Massage is much easier when shaved.
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Old 07-16-21, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
To you guys that shave... how high to you go? And do you "manscape?".
Actually, yes, I do "manscape". In fact, I pretty much go hairless from the chest down. Not all at once, mind you. It takes time so I'm on a rotation so that everything gets done at least once a month. But I epilate, not shave, so it doesn't grow back nearly as fast and the returning hairs are much thinner. I do use creams around the, um, sensitive areas. Nicked myself once and that's all it took to switch to hair removal cream.
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Old 07-16-21, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
I was in the hospital back in January for an infection. I had pretty much the same experience. I can't remember why, but I actually had two sets of heart monitoring patches. Taking them off wasn't fun, but it included leaving them on until I came home and then using my beard trimmer without a guard to try to cut some of the hair and have a less painful removal process. Finally got all the pads off but the glue residue lasted for a few more days. I told the nurses that the next time I go to the hospital I'm shaving my chest first.
I also left the hospital with some on. And that glue residue is pesky as hell. I had a fractured thumb so it made things even harder. Definitely want a shave next time—assuming I’m conscious when they put them on.
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Old 07-16-21, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
How high to shave? I go just above where my casual shorts would sit.
I go just above where my formal shorts would sit.
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Old 07-16-21, 07:20 AM
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The only time I had to shave my leg was in HS football. I sprained my ankle and had to have it taped up every day for about two weeks. Shaved from about mid-calf down on my right leg. It did make getting the tape off a lot less painful.
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Old 07-16-21, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
I go just above where my formal shorts would sit.
Golf shorts and high tea are almost to the knee. Too low.
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Gosh, I stand corrected. I would have never thought shaved legs could save so much time (in the wind tunnel). I can see that saving that much time or effort would really be worth it for some riders. It's not for me, but not going to disparage any one who does.

In my case, losing a few pounds and riding more is where I would focus my attention. Maybe be when I get there, shaving legs will be next.
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Gosh, I stand corrected. I would have never thought shaved legs could save so much time (in the wind tunnel). I can see that saving that much time or effort would really be worth it for some riders. It's not for me, but not going to disparage any one who does.

In my case, losing a few pounds and riding more is where I would focus my attention. Maybe be when I get there, shaving legs will be next.
Cycling is the only activity where a bunch of overweight dudes will argue endlessly the benefits of aerodynamics and bicycle weight reduction.
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Old 07-16-21, 09:00 AM
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Cycling is the only activity where a bunch of overweight dudes will argue endlessly the benefits of aerodynamics and bicycle weight reduction.
They grow up so fast! You're talkin' smack like a big boy and it seems like just the other day that it didn't occur to you that a grinding chain was in need of lube!

Oh wait, that was just the other day.
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They grow up so fast! You're talkin' smack like a big boy and it seems like just the other day that it didn't occur to you that a grinding chain was in need of lube!

Oh wait, that was just the other day.
Yeah, that was embarrassing. I assumed the LBS took care of that during the tuneup. Lesson learned.
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